nuvoTV plans town hall to discuss Latino issues in the Presidential election
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 13-08-2012
U.S.-based and Hispanic-focused English-language network nuvoTV is planning a hall-style television special, called We Decide: Latinos and the 2012 Election, on Sunday, 19 August, moderated by NBC News's award-winning journalist Natalie Morales, news anchor of TODAY.
The hour-long original programme will be the first to explore how this year's presidential candidates are addressing crucial issues facing America's Latinos. The impact of the Dream Act, immigration reform, the economy, job creation and other topics are planned for debate.
Panelists are a diverse bunch, and include Governor Bill Richardson (D), the former two-term Governor of New Mexico, Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton Administration; Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D), now in his tenth term as the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 4th congressional district; Janet Murguia, president and CEO at the National Council of La Raza; Jennifer Korn, executive director for conservative advocacy group American Action Network; popular comedian Paul Rodriguez; Thomas Saenz, CEO of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO); and Rudy Fernandez, who serves on Mitt Romney's National Hispanic Steering Committee.
"Latinos in America are a crucial component for presidential candidates in this year's election, and could well be the deciding factor in determining who is our next president," said Michael Schwimmer, CEO of nuvoTV, "Mainstream media has not adequately addressed the issues facing America's Latino community in the context of this election. nuvoTV's town hall will provide a unique venue for Latinos to amplify their voice across the country in English, so that the widest possible audience can appreciate Latinos' perspectives on the issues."
The broadcast represents a inaugural partnership between nuvoTV and NBC News's Peacock Production group.